| March 29, 2015, 10:18 a.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner, in an interview that aired Sunday, said the House will act quickly to tighten sanctions on Iran should the administration’s nuclear talks with the Islamic republic fail.
| March 28, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
Before leaving town for two weeks, lawmakers learned arithmetic, “quacked” at one another and practiced three-point turns. This is Hits and Misses.
| March 27, 2015, 5:01 p.m.
Braison Cyrus, younger brother of pop star and twerker-in-chief Miley Cyrus, has launched a campaign to have everybody on the Internet give Indiana Gov. Mike Pence hell for signing into law a polarizing “religious freedom” bill.
| March 27, 2015, 4:09 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner has repeatedly said he doesn’t believe in retribution against the GOP lawmakers who didn’t vote for him to be speaker. But he increasingly seems to believe he doesn’t exactly have to reward those members either.
| March 27, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
Senate Minority Leader Reid announced on March 27 that he is bowing out of the Senate at the end of his current term in 2016, ending months of speculation. His 33-year congressional career has spanned five presidents and countless Senate floor debates with rival Republicans.
| March 27, 2015, 1:21 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has had no shortage of battles with his Democratic counterpart Harry Reid of Nevada over the years, but when the minority leader announced his retirement Friday, the Kentucky Republican offered kind words.
| March 27, 2015, 1:19 p.m.
Updated 2:42 p.m. | Congressional Progressive Caucus members were emboldened this week.
| March 27, 2015, 12:18 p.m.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth has not officially announced her 2016 intentions, but the behind-the-scenes jockeying to replace the two-term congresswoman in her suburban Chicago House district should she run for Senate has already begun in earnest.
| March 27, 2015, 12:06 p.m.
Updated: 5:50 p.m. | Blame it on the pre-recess jitters. Or perhaps vote-a-rama fatigue.
| March 27, 2015, 11:27 a.m.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s planned retirement ensures Nevada will host a top-tier Senate race in 2016.
| March 27, 2015, 9:35 a.m.
Updated 4:36 p.m. | Some senators and aides may have barely awoken after a late-night budget vote-a-rama by the time not only had the chamber’s minority leader announced his retirement, but the gears were turning toward a succession plan.
| March 27, 2015, 8:29 a.m.
Longtime Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election, he said Friday.
| March 27, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
House lawmakers left for a two-week recess on a high note Thursday, with members of both parties banding together in nearly equal measure to pass a substantive piece of legislation.
| March 27, 2015, 3:28 a.m.
Updated 4:20 a.m. | The Senate approved the GOP’s budget blueprint on a 52-46 vote following an epic vote-a-rama that featured dozens of test votes on everything from carbon taxes to Social Security benefits for same-sex marriages.
| March 27, 2015, 3:20 a.m.
Updated 3:47 a.m. | Sen. David Vitter won a small victory in the wee hours Friday, resurrecting his amendment to end employer-provided health benefits for members of Congress.
| March 27, 2015, 12:51 a.m.
One of Iran’s most notable former diplomats, the ex-spokesman for the nation’s nuclear negotiation team, wrote the most popular book spotted on the Senate floor during the annual vote-a-rama.
| March 26, 2015, 10:47 p.m.
Updated 12:22 a.m. | The Senate endorsed Social Security and veterans benefits for married gay couples Thursday night in a 57-43 vote, with 11 Republicans joining every Democrat.
| March 26, 2015, 8:36 p.m.
For a pair of Republican senators, the budget vote-a-rama seemed like a great time to demonstrate they aren’t luddites.
| March 26, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
The White House has posted a conversation between President Barack Obama and David Simon, the creator of The Wire, about changing the drug war to de-emphasize incarcerations.
| March 26, 2015, 6:20 p.m.
As evening approached in the Senate’s budget vote-a-rama, lawmakers found some common ground on Iran. A 100-0 vote followed.